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PART I - THE PRESENT
CHAPTER V - ME, THEM AND YOU

Sassoon. . Here again I ought to have looked first at the clothes. They were slightly horsey and wholly English, and they put mine to shame. Why had he come from Tabriz, or wherever it was, and put them on ? Why take the long journey from Samarcand for the purpose of denouncing our Socialists ? Why not remain where he felt himself Me ? But he resented analysis and I left him.
The third figure-to do her justice-felt that she was Me and no one else could be, and looked exactly what she was : namely, the wife of our Ambassador at Berlin. Erect she stood, with a small balustrade and a diplomatic landscape behind her. She was superbly beautiful and incredibly arrogant, and her pearls would have clothed not mere hundreds of human beings but many of her fellow-portraits on the walls. What beat in the heart-if there was a heart-I could not know, but I heard pretty distinctly the voice that proceeded from the bright red lips. It is not a voice that would promote calm in high places, not a voice to promote amity between two nations at a difficult moment in their intercourse. Her theme was precedence, and perhaps it is wiser to allow her to develop it in solitude.
And I drifted from Them to Them, fascinated by the hands and faces which peeped out of the costumes. Lord Roberts upheld with difficulty the rows of trinkets pinned on his uniform ; Sir Thomas Sutherland was fat above a fat black tie ; a riding costume supported the chinless cranium of a Duke ; a Mr. John Fife ' who showed conspicuous ability in the development of the granite industry 'came from Aberdeen in black ; and a Marquess actually did something : he was carrying the Sword of State on the occasion of King Edward's Coronation ; while a page carried his train. Sometimes the painter saw through his sitters and was pleasantly mischievous at their expense ; sometimes he seemed taken in by them-which happens naturally enough to a man who spends much time dangling after the rich. In spite of the charm of his work, and the lovely colours, and the gracious pictures of Venice, a pall of upholstery hung over the exhibition. The portraits dominated. Gazing at each other over our heads, they said, 'What would the country do without us ? We have got the decorations and the pearls, we make fashions and wars, we have the largest houses and eat the best food, and control the

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